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Executive Assistant to the Director of Academic Services and Project Coordinator

The Institute of Cancer Research

Location: London
Salary: £34,500 to £41,400
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 4th August 2022
Closes: 6th September 2022
Job Ref: ID341
Key Information

SalaryCommencement on the salary range is subject to comparable skills and experience. Future progression is based on annual performance review.

Location: primarily based in Chelsea but some cross site working in Sutton  may be required. This role is eligible for hybrid working

Hours per week: 35 hours per week (full time)

Closing Date: 6th September 2022

Job Details

Summary of Role

We are looking for an experienced, proactive and resourceful Executive Assistant with excellent organisational and communication skills to join our team

Your role will be to understand, assist and coordinate the complex work of the Director of Academic Services; to provide proactive project support and efficient administration across the Directorate; and to act as the point of contact for whole-directorate activity.

Your focus will be to support the Director of Academic Services, including provision of excellent diary and inbox management as well as being ambassador for the Director. You will also have a key role in project support, working on and supporting projects that are high priority for ICR.

This is a very busy role so the successful EA will be calm, able to work under pressure, be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and have a genuine curiosity about the role of the team and willingness to make an impact. 

Key Requirements

The successful candidate for this challenging role will have excellent interpersonal skills and a proven record of supporting a senior executive in managing a complex workload and busy diary. You will be proactive and diligent, able to work flexible under pressure, manage competing demands, complex internal and external interactions, and communicate effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels. You will be personable, discreet and comfortable advising the director on key priorities.  

Directorate  Information

The role of the Academic Services directorate is to create an efficient and effective academic environment for the ICR's scientific community to flourish. Our services underpin both research and education across the ICR.

The directorate comprises ten teams working across three sites. It encompasses the teams that support the ICR’s world-leading research, those that administer our degree programmes, and oversight of information governance.

For an informal discussion please contact emma.pendleton@icr.ac.uk

ICR has a salary review pending

About The Institute of Cancer Research

Why work for us?

As a member of staff, you'll have exclusive access to a range of staff benefits.

The ICR is committed to supporting overseas applicants applying for roles, please click here to find out further information.

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world's most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. Further information about working at the ICR can be found here.

We look forward to receiving applications from all candidates, wherever in the world they are currently based. We will select those who display the potential to become, or to support, the world leading cancer researchers of the future based on their application and performance at interview. However, we particularly welcome British applicants from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within the ICR and nationwide in STEM roles.

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